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“Not so comfortable stay” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Black Bear Resort
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Port McNeill
Certificate of Excellence
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
58 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Not so comfortable stay”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2014

This very basic motel (definitely not a resort as stated in its name) was recommended by a friend who just relocated here but never stayed in this property. We stayed for 2 nights in a King bedroom suite although I preferred a King studio but couldn't get that since they did not accept an email booking which I had to do since no one picked up their phone! When we got to our suite I noticed the garbage was not removed and an item from the previous guest was left in the fridge. I did call the Front Desk to let them know who offered to pick it up but just to her to mention to their housekeeper. The room had no windows so was feeling a bit claustrophobic and that bed was so uncomfortable. I ended up with a sore back. Appreciated the free wifi and that the dinner place, Northern Lights was across the street. They also offered free breakfast which we tried once but better if you pay for breakfast down the road at Tia's Cafe.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank T0niaYVR
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Port Moody, Canada
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107 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013

I agree with Joy B - although they do have a pool and a spa in a separate building, I wouldn't classify this as a resort. It is a motel. It is a clean, well maintained motel. Would recommend they put some shampoo/conditioner in the bathroom, but everything else was great. My room had a small fridge and a microwave as well as a coffee maker. There is also free wi-fi, but it is spotty, at best. Don't rely on it for business use. I also liked that they have a continental breakfast in the lodge where reception is. Waffles, coffee, toast, cereal, fruit, etc. For the price, a very adequate stopping spot in Port McNeill.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JDBradshaw
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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

A 'Resort' is probably an over statement, I would class this as a nice motel. Our room was large enough, clean and basic, as was the breakfast. There is a small pool and spa, and I tried to book an appointment for a spa treatment, but I think the locals use this quite a lot, there were no appointments available. We stayed here as we were taking a whale watching boat trip from Port McNeill, so it was a handy stop over.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Joy B
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Ottawa, Canada
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27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013 via mobile

We stayed here overnight. The rooms were unbelievably basic (think two star mattress and room amenities) with four star prices even in the off season! Lacey (front desk staff) was the saving grace with a friendly and helpful personality. (Thanks Lacey for bring so nice) Other front desk staff were unfriendly and not suited to tourism. We had money to spend and were looking for local resources and ideas from the front desk on how to tour but it was thanksgiving weekend and the town was shut down so we took our tourism and accommodation/meal dollars to campbell river instead. Outwardly the place looks ok from the road but I would give this place and the town a pass next time sorry to say.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

We stayed night before and night after a week long kayak trip . Room was clean , staff helpful and friendly , beds comfy and nice hot tub and pool and good breakfast. Would happily stay here again . Would agree with other reviews that resort is stretching things but a thoroughly good motel !

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank marlowrower
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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2013

I stayed here for a night on my way north and another returning south. 'Resort' is a bit grand as this is more like a smart motel on two levels with views over the harbour at Port McNeill.
The rooms are spacious and clean but as I was on the ground floor there was some noise from workmen leaving early.
Breakfast was taken in the reception building. It was nothing special but sufficient.
There was a pool but I didn't visit it.
If all you want is a bed for the night then this is fine.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank RomanbyRamblers
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calgary
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013

My sister and I checked into this hotel prior to a boating trip. The room was way (WAY) overpriced. You get a small bathroom and two beds but nothing else and the pool closed at 9 PM. Also, there is nothing "resort" about it. The breakfast was very minimal and below the standard of other hotels we stayed in while travelling around the island. It was clean but I was expecting more. Also a lot of business people stayed there so very early in the morning the trucks started up and it was noisy.

Room Tip: There are not a lot of places to stay there but there are a few B&B to check out.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank DafCalgary
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Additional Information about Black Bear Resort

Property: Black Bear Resort
Address: 1812 Campbell Way, Port McNeill, British Columbia V0N 2R0, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Port McNeill
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Port McNeill
Number of rooms: 40
Also Known As:
Black Bear Hotel Port Mcneill
Black Bear Resort Port McNeill, Vancouver Island, Canada

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